Skip to comments.Piers Morgan Calls Pro-Gun Advocate 'Unbelievably Stupid,' 'Dangerous': 'You Shame Your Country'
Posted on 12/19/2012 7:16:17 AM PST by Red Badger
CNN's Piers Morgan has been on a rabid anti-gun rant since July's Aurora, Colorado, shootings that has gotten even more venomous after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
On Tuesday, he rudely and disgracefully tore into guest Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, calling him "an unbelievably stupid man" who's "dangerous," concluding the interview by saying, "You shame your country" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
PIERS MORGAN, HOST: The AR-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in America, Aurora, the shopping mall in Oregon, and now at Sandy Hook school, is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit mass atrocity, can fire hundreds of bullets at rapid speed, if you have the right magazines.
The president of the United States has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. What is your view?
LARRY PRATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: I think we need to ban gun control laws that keep people from being able to protect themselves. The problem is not going to go away if we ban this or that gun. We've tried that. That doesn't work. Doesn't even work in England. You have mass murders there all over Europe. There have been mass murderers.
MORGAN: You're talking complete and utter -- you are talking complete and utter nonsense.
PRATT: The solution is for people to be able to defend themselves at the point of the crime and not wait for 20 minutes for the police come after everybody is dead.
MORGAN: What you've just said, Mr. Pratt, was an absolute lie. The gun murder rate in countries like Britain or Germany or Australia, we've all suffered massacres many years ago, similar nature, have -- there are 35 people killed a year. Your country has 12,000.
PRATT: Your murder rate has -- your murder rate is lower than ours, that is true. Your violent --
MORGAN: Lower? It's 75 against 12,000 in Australia.
PRATT: Your violent crime rate --
MORGAN: They had a massacre. And they got rid of the assault weapons.
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Piers Morgan needs to be deported.
Again, the question is: why do conservatives go on these tv shows? Unless they are prepared to get just as loud, down and dirty as the hosts, they are going to lose.
I be;ieve it has been shown that, once you look at per capita rates, GB and Australia are more prone to gun crimes than this country.
Remind me again why we bailed the Brits out in WWII.
Am I the only one who kinda wishes the world would end just so we wouldn’t have to listen to this bullshit all the time?
Soledad O’Brien and Piers Morgan show how low the standards of journalism have fallen.
It’s now become naked propaganda, and a surprisingly large amount of people don’t mind it.
Neither of them bothered to feign objectivity, or even deal with facts in their segments on gun control. Just insults and scorn.
Piers is stained with the blood of Sandy Hook. He and all others who promote the criminalization of self defense.
Go back to the UK, Piers. You a clueless.
Go back to yours, you sodomite wanker.
Stop leading with your emotions, Piers.
Piers Morgan can ESAD. England is circling the sewer drain and they are only an example of how to ruin a once great country.
Never argue with a talk show host whose name sounds like a french dessert.
Somebody check this guys green card
Piers needs to be dropped in the Atlantic.
They didn’t used to be such a bunch of faggots.
Morgan is a twit (sp?)
the Oregon shooting he cites was stopped by a Nick Meli (CCW)
P155 off piers.....
By the bye, merry old england has ALWAYS had lower crime rates, something to do with population density maybe....